CC Sabathia enjoyed a smooth return from the disabled list, tossing six scoreless innings to guide the New York Yankees to a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Sabathia had not pitched since June 24 because of a groin injury, but the big left-hander showed little rust as the Yankees continued to flex their muscle in the American League East. The victory gave New York a 9-1/2 game division lead over the Baltimore Orioles.
With Sabathia (10-3) back on the mound, Andruw Jones hit a three-run home run in the second inning and the team added three runs in the seventh for a 6-0 lead.
Derek Jeter went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Robinson Cano had a single to extend his career-best hitting streak to 20 games.
The Blue Jays played without slugger Jose Bautista, who hurt his wrist on Monday and was put on the 15-day disabled list.
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